Monday, 21 December 2015

Red Rice / Sivappu Arisi - Dosa Recipe

Red Rice Dosa

You might be bored eating usual white rice and white dosa. So today we are going to look into the benefits of red rice and one recipe in it. Just try it, hope that's the right alternative for white rice. By the way, have you tried "Pearl millet Dosa" which i have explained quite recently?

Well, let us go into red rice in-depth. Red rice is not only richer in iron & fiber it also contains many nutritional value. Since red rice has health benefits, it is highly recommended for diabetics & heart patients. It also helps to lose weight ( Rich in fiber ).

Benefits Of Red Rice :

Contains Vitamin B6
Contains antioxidants
Helps to avoid obesity
Lower Blood Glucose levels
Fat Free
Recommended for diabetics & heart patients

We all know "red rice" is good for health but still we are not taking it regularly because we are used to white rice and its delicious taste. I agree, it is bit hard for us to completely switch over to other type of rice from white rice that quickly. But we can move on gradually. 

You can make a schedule for a week, which comprises of red rice, brown rice and white rice. If it hard for you to take red rice for lunch, you can have it as breakfast or dinner. It would be easier for you to cook and highly healthy too. So today i’m going to explain about a simple and easy recipe with red rice, you can add this in your weekly schedule.

Red Rice Dosa Preparation :

Ingredients :

Red Rice - 1/2 Kg
Urad dal - 5 to 7 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Water - As Required

Step : 1
Wash red rice, urad dal, Fenugreek seeds and soak it in water for 5 hours ( since we have added less quantity of urad dal, we can soak all ingredients together ).

Grind soaked ingredients well with enough water .

Step: 3
Mix salt as per need and allow it for fermentation ( At least 7 hours )

Step : 4
Mix the fermented batter well ( You can add some water to make the batter thin) . Thin batter helps us to make crispy dosa.

Note : Since we are preparing batter for dosa i have added lesser amount of urad dal. You can add 1/2 cup of urad dal if you want to make idlies and batter should not be too thin.

I'm sure your kids enjoy eating these red coloured dosa and idlies. Just try it out.